Sao Marcelo (do Mar) fort, Salvador

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The museum Sao Marcelo (do Mar) fort is erected on a small bank reef about 275 m (300 yards) from the shore. Opposite the historic city center, the Renaissance-style building was built to protect the city and withstand currents. The central tower is only 15 m (49 ft) high, making it an easy target for enemy vessels. Still, it will provide you with a good view of the city of Salvador and surrounding nature. Besides the tower, you can also dungeon, the chapel, gunpowder warehouse, and barracks, located under the tower itself. The museum has a video room, art exhibits display area, and a cafeteria. Plan trip to Salvador with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • I have been in the fort for many years and it is beautiful, privileged location, amazing view-unique. Did it ever reopen? My children are eager to meet and I don't know if they're already receiving visitors again.
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  • Beautiful place, full of history and with great guides. The view is wonderful and the values are accessible.
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  • Once again, it's closed to visitation. It's a shame, because it is a strong well different-within the sea-which allows the visitor to have an incredible view and fully differentiated. The date when I tried to visit with relatives who came to Salvador, was June 2018, but unfortunately I could not repeat the visit that I've done in the past.
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